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4 Ways to be Proactive in your Pet's Health

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ANNUAL VACCINES

Annual Vaccinations are an essential part of preventing and/or minimizing the severity of illnesses or diseases in your pet.
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WELLNESS EXAM

Pets age approximately 6-7x faster than humans. Annual Wellness Exams are important to help us recognize early signs of disease or other problems.
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PARASITE TESTING

Annual Parasite Testing ensures your pet & your household are safe from parasites. Take precaution, don’t compromise your pet’s health or put your family at risk.
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YEARLY BLOOD WORK

Even the happiest pet can have hidden diseases or problems. Yearly Blood Work allows for early detection so  we can identify, manage & treat your pet for many years to come.
Helping your pet live a longer, healthier life

Annual Wellness Care

At Countryside, we believe strongly in the value of proactive health care for your pets. Dogs and cats age much quicker than people, so significant changes in your pet's health care can occur in a short time. By actively and routinely monitoring the health and wellness of your pet, early detection of diseases and conditions are possible. When treatment is implemented quickly, some illnesses can be entirely prevented. We would love to partner with you to help your pet live a longer, healthier life.

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Guard Against Disease

Vaccinations & Immunizations

Vaccinations are the most effective strategy to guard against common feline and canine diseases. The vaccines help prepare your pet's immune system to fight disease-causing organisms. Pet owners should keep in mind that not every pet needs every available vaccine. At Countryside, we recommend vaccinations based on the area you live in and your pet's risk for exposure to a disease. We have comprehensive puppy, kitten, and annual packages designed to meet your pet's specific needs.

Dog holding sheet "I got my rabies vaccine"

CANINE VACCINES

Core Canine vaccines recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA):

  • Canine distemper virus (CDV)
  • Canine parvovirus (CPV)
  • Canine adenovirus-2 (CAV-2)

Other non-core vaccines that may be recommended for dogs depending on their lifestyle and risk of exposure include:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Lyme disease
  • Canine Influenze Virus

FELINE VACCINES

Core vaccines recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP):

  • Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1)
  • Feline calicivirus (FCV)
  • Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)

Other non-core vaccines that may be recommended for cats depending on their lifestyle and risk of exposure include:

  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica

CANINE VACCINES

FELINE VACCINES

Core vaccines recommended by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA):

Core vaccines recommended by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP):

  • Canine distemper virus (CDV)
  • Canine parvovirus (CPV)
  • Canine adenovirus-2 (CAV-2)
  • Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1)
  • Feline calicivirus (FCV)
  • Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV)

Other non-core vaccines that may be recommended for dogs depending on their lifestyle and risk of exposure include:

Other non-core vaccines that may be recommended for cats depending on their lifestyle and risk of exposure include:

  • Leptospirosis
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Lyme disease
  • Canine Influenze Virus
  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)
  • Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)
  • Chlamydia psittaci
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica

Why Does My Pet Need A Rabies Vaccine?
There is no treatment or cure for rabies. The rabies virus is 100% fatal and can affect humans! According to Georgia law, dogs and cats must get rabies vaccination when they are 12 weeks of age and continue every year after that. It only takes 1 exposure to a rabies carrier for your pet to become infected. Even if your pet doesn't go outside much, they are still at risk.
The following animals are the most common rabies carriers:

Guard Against Disease

Vaccinations & Immunizations

Vaccinations are the most effective strategy to guard against common feline and canine diseases. The vaccines help prepare your pet's immune system to fight disease-causing organisms. Pet owners should keep in mind that not every pet needs every available vaccine. At Countryside, we recommend vaccinations based on the area you live in and your pet's risk for exposure to a disease. We also have comprehensive puppy, kitten, and annual packages designed to meet your pet's specific needs.

Dog holding sheet "I got my rabies vaccine"
Why Get A Rabies Vaccine?
There is no treatment or cure for rabies. It is 100% fatal and can affect humans! According to Georgia law, dogs and cats must get rabies vaccination when they are 12 weeks of age and continue every 3 years after that. It only takes 1 exposure to a rabies carrier for your pet to get infected. Even if your pet doesn't go outside much, they are still at risk.

Common Rabies Carriers:
Raccoons, Bats, Coyotes, Foxes, Skunks and Feral Cats

Canine Vaccines

RABIES VACCINE

Required every three years by law for dogs in Georgia

DHPP - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza & Parvovirus

Recommended annually for all dogs. -- DHPP is a combination vaccine protecting against four different viral diseases: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.
  • Distemper: highly contagious; affects respiratory, gastrointestinal, & nervous systems; fatal.
  • Hepatitis: can cause liver damage; can also be fatal.
  • Parainfluenza: causes respiratory infection
  • Parvovirus: highly contagious virus; affects digestive system, causing severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration.

BORDATELLA - Intranasal or Injectable

Recommended every 6 mos or annually -- Also known as the kennel cough, a highly contagious respiratory disease. The vaccine is typically given  that are boarded in kennels or regularly attend dog parks or daycare. Can provide protection for up to 6 months. It is important to note that the vaccine may not completely prevent dogs from getting kennel cough, but it can help to reduce the severity and duration of the illness.

LEPTOSPIROSIS

Recommended annually for most dogs, especially those who are often outdoors in wildlife areas.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that can infect both animals and humans. It's transmitted through direct contact with infected urine or contaminated water or soil.

CANINE INFLUENZA

Recommended annually for dogs who often go to dog parks, group training classes, boarding, daycare, and other social events. Also known as dog flu, Canine Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness

LYME DISEASE

Recommended annually for dogs who hike in tick-infested areas with their parents. -- Lyme disease is bacterial infection transmitted via a deer tick bite. It is most common in the northeastern and upper Midwest regions of the United States, but can occur in other areas where the ticks are prevalent.

Feline Vaccines

RABIES VACCINE

Required every three years by law for cats in Georgia

FVRCP - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia

Recommended annually for all cats. -- FVRCP is a combination vaccine protecting three highly contagious and potentially deadly viruses: felineviral rhinotracheitis (FVR), calicivirus, and panleukopenia. These viruses can cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, and other serious health problems in cats.

FELINE LEUKEMIA

Recommended annually for outdoor cats, Feline leukemia can suppress the immune system and cause various types of cancer in cats, including lymphoma and leukemia. The virus is primarily spread through close contact with an infected cat, such as through mutual grooming or sharing food and water dishes. It can also be spread through bites, scratches, and the exchange of bodily fluids. There is no cure.
Jennifer Coval, DVM - holding black cat
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